Anatomy, Physiology, and Disorders of the Auditory System

2nd Edition - August 28, 2006

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  • Author: Aage Moller
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080463841

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Hearing: Anatomy, Physiology and Disorders of the Auditory System provides detailed information about the anatomy and physiology of the entire auditory system and it describes important aspects of disorders of the middle ear, the cochlea, and the nervous system in a comprehensive manner. Most other textbooks on Hearing are focused on either the periphery or the central nervous system and rarely integrate anatomy and physiology with clinical issues. In the past years, it has become apparent that pathologies of the peripheral parts of the auditory system affect the function of the nervous system, and vice versa. It is thus more and more important to view the peripheral and central parts of the auditory system in an integrative way. This book integrates descriptions of disorders of the ear and the nervous system and provides a comprehensive coverage of anatomy and physiology of the entire auditory system. The book introduces the role of neural plasticity in the symptoms of disorders such as tinnitus, hyperacusis and phonophobia. A separate chapter discusses cochlear and auditory brainstem implants.

Key Features

· This book provides a thorough understanding of the anatomy and function of the auditory system
· Provides thorough information on the peripheral nervous system and auditory organs as well as the central nervous system
· As valuable for students of and reasearchers in basic sciences (biology, psychology, neuroscience, audiology etc) as for clinicians
· Offers an introduction into psychoacoustics and physical acoustics
· Presents information on important disorders of the auditory system (including Tinnitus,
· Includes chapter on cochlear and auditory brainstem implants
· Fully illustrated with carefully selected images


Neuroscientists, neurologists, audiologists, otologists, neurotologists, basic and clinical researchers in the auditory field.

Table of Contents

    Chapter 1: Anatomy of the ear.
    Chapter 2: Sound conduction to the cochlea.
    Chapter 3: Physiology of the cochlea.
    Chapter 4: Sound evoked electrical potentials in the cochlea.

    Chapter 5: Anatomy of the auditory nervous system.
    Chapter 6: Physiology of the auditory nervous system.
    Chapter 7: Evoked potentials.
    Chapter 8: The acoustic middle ear reflex.

    Chapter 9: Hearing impairment.
    Chapter 10: Hyperactive disorders of the auditory system.
    Chapter 11: Cochlear and brainstem implants.

    APPENDIX A: Definitions in anatomy.

    APPENDIX B: Hearing conservation programs.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 328
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2006
  • Published: August 28, 2006
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080463841

About the Author

Aage Moller

Dr. Møller is currently the M.F. Jonsson Professor of Hearing, University of Texas at Dallas, the Callier Center for Communication Disorders. He was on the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine for 19 years, where he held positions as Research Professor of Otolaryngology and later of Neurological Surgery. From 1988 to 1997 he held the position of Professor of Neurological Surgery. He received his medical education at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, where he also held faculty positions for more than 10 years. Dr. Møller is founder and Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Hearing Research.

Affiliations and Expertise

The University of Texas at Dallas, Callier Center for Communication Disorders, Dallas, TX, USA

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